** August Challenge – Reduce that TBR!!! **

goodreads The Aussie Readers group on Goodreads has the August Challenge – Reduce that TBR!!!;

Something different for August – but something everyone wants and needs:) We need to clean up our exploding TBRs!! So here we have a list of suggestions for the month, and let’s see how many we can complete before month’s end:)

Only one from each category required:)

1) The book that’s been on your list the longest
2) A book recommended by a GR friend
3) A book from your favourite genre
4) A book with over 400 pages
5) A book by an author new to you
6) The book you want to read the most
7) A book by a male author
8) A book by one of your favourite authors
9) A book by a female author
10) A book with a cover you love

Make sure everything you choose is solely from your TBR lists!

☃ Make sure you check out the new challenge guidelines here

TBR

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1) The book that’s been on your list the longest
From Sep 03, 2010 – also listed for the Winter Reading Challenge 2015.
The Way of Kings Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive, #1)
Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soiless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter.
It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them.
One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. …

(Media: audiobook?)
VERDICT:
**Summer Challenge – 1/12/15 – 29/2/16**

3) A book from your favourite genre
Some Urban Fantasy;
Body Work Peter Grant – Rivers of London: Body Work
Peter Grant, having become the first English apprentice wizard in fifty years, must immediately deal with two different but ultimately inter-related cases. In one he must find what is possessing ordinary people and turning them into vicious killers, and in the second he must broker a peace between the two warring gods of the River Thames.
(Media: iBook)
VERDICT: ★★★
I’m now three comics into the series. The story line is not working as well in the comic format as it does as a novel.

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